Thursday, February 4, 2010


My sister bought me this cookbook for Christmas. It's The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond. It is an awesome book! If you are looking for a unique gift for somebody this is the gift for a person who likes the country and cooking. She has some really neat pictures of her family and her life plus takes pictures step by step of what the recipe is that she is making. You can also find her at

The next new recipe was rib-eye steak with whiskey cream sauce. This wasn't the plan as I was going to try a different recipe but I guess I wasn't paying enough attention and pulled out the wrong steak so I went with the steak that was thawed.

I had to call a neighbor to see if she had any whiskey I could borrow. She did, so I traded a dozen eggs for a 1/4 cup whiskey.

1-10 Allen rated it an 8. I think the rating would have been higher if he would have ate when supper was hot & ready and not 30 minutes later.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where has MY kitchen gone to?

What a mess! I don't think I'm in my kitchen!!
This can't be my way!

Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Soup

I am starting a week or so of trying new recipes. I will try to take pictures and let you know what turned out good and what not to waste your time on.

This was the first for us to try. The instant reaction from my husband was "Yuck! I don't like broccoli." I told him that he needed to try it anyway. Ends up he liked it! I asked him to judge it 1-10 and he gave it a 7! Pretty good for someone that doesn't like broccoli. I thought it was delicious. I did use the recipe like it said except for I didn't have potatoes in a can so i boiled 4 medium sized eggs. This was a good way for me to use my left over ham from a previous meal.

Motherly Love

This past weekend our heifers have started having their baby's! Saturday we found that a bull calf was born at our farm and Sunday a heifer calf was born at our house! Only 19 more to go! Both mommy's are taking good care of their calves and baby's are doing good too. Here are a couple pictures of them.